A 25-year-old employee of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Monday Ikudenyibo, has been remanded in prison custody by an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, pending the legal advice of the Director of Public Prosecution, over alleged murder of five people and attempted murder.
Ikudenyibo is facing a 10-count charge of conspiracy, murder and attempted murder, preferred against him by the Police.
The Police prosecutor, Inspector Benson Emuerhi, told the court presided over by Magistrate Akinde, that the accused and others at large committed the alleged crime on May 25, 2013 at about 8am at Ajah roundabout.
According to him, Ikudenyibo, who resides at 2, Baale Street, Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos murdered one Shola Hausa, one Isiaka Promise, and Idowu Olumegbon, by shooting them.
The prosecutor said the suspect and others still at large, on the same date, time and place also murdered one Bola Akeju and Hammed Alex, by shooting them.
The prosecutor, further told the court that the defendant on June 26, 2013, at about 9:30pm, at Lakowa Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos attempted to kill one Lateef Aluko by shooting him on his chest.
He said that the accused also attempted to kill one Ibrahim by shooting him on his left leg.
Emuerih also claimed that the defendant unlawfully inflicted wounds on Lateef Aluko’s chest and wounds on Ibrahim’s left leg.
According to the prosecutor, the crime committed is punishable under sections 231, 221, 228, 228, 244 (a) of the criminal laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
Ikudenyibo, however, pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Akinde adjourned the case to August 26, 2013, for mention pending DPP’s advice, and ordered that Ikudenyinbo be remanded in prison.